Gifts to the Teton Valley Ranch Camp – Education Foundation offset our operating expenses and ensure our campers have the best possible experience.Donate Online Now
To provide long term preservation and financial security of The TVRC Education Foundation.
To ensure the long term ability to offer the camp experience to all children.
The Lava Mountain Fire Fund will help defray costs associated with the fire, and support TVRC as we rebuild, reseed, and replant.
The Lava Mountain Fire was caused by lightning, with smoke first spotted about 10 miles northwest of TVRC on July 11, 2016. The fire grew to approximately 250 acres on July 16, at which point a Type 2 Incident Management Team was deployed to Dubois. Due to high temperatures, high winds, and low humidity, the fire grew rapidly until it reached TVRC property on Monday, July 25. Ultimately, the fire spanned 14,644 acres. As of October 1, the fire is 95 percent contained.
TVRC leadership made the difficult, yet crucial, decision to evacuate camp property on Friday, July 22, just hours ahead of an official evacuation order. As TVRC staff worked to get campers home safely, the fire continued to grow as it crossed TVRC property. The fire followed a relatively predictable path:
As the fire crossed TVRC property, more than 200 fire fighters from across the country worked tirelessly to keep our buildings and infrastructure safe. Though TVRC is not its buildings, their heroic efforts worked to secure the structures that support our program. It is because of them that our main campus remains an “island of green” in a “sea of black” from the burn.
While our buildings were not damaged in the fire, we did lose our breakfast ride site, archery range, and our beloved outdoor chapel. We lost nearly four miles of fence, and many tree-lined hillsides.
Insurance will pay for some of the damage associated with the fire; however, we will be at a loss due to loss of girls’ season revenue and fixed operating costs that cannot be recovered.
There are many ways to show your support and we are thankful for the people like you who have embraced our mission and make possible all the good that we do.
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Checks can be mailed to:The TVRC Education Foundation
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